Pittsburgh Pirates: Sergio Campana, Po-Yu Chen Lead Bradenton & More

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Low-A Bradenton also rebounds to secure a victory on Friday night

Capping off a 2-0 night for the Single-A affiliates of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Low-A Bradenton Marauders rebounded from a loss on Thursday night by defeating the Tampa Tarpons 5-3 on Friday night. With the victory, the Marauders are now 32-40 on the season.

Shortstop Tsung-Che Cheng was in the leadoff spot for the Marauders, going 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and a RBI. Jase Bowen was 1-for-4 with a RBI, Deivis Nadal was 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. Designated hitter Wyatt Hendrie had a triple and a RBI.

The star for the Marauders on Friday night was center field Sergio Campana. Campana went 4-for-4 with his 3rd home run of the season, 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI. It was a much needed night for Campana who is still hitting under .200 on the season with just a .569 OPS.

Po-Yu Chen started for the Marauders and turned in his best start of the season. In 5 scoreless innings pitched, Chen allowed a hit, did not walk a batter and struck out 3. This start was much needed for Chen who has struggled this season to the tune of a 4.84 ERA.

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Johan Montero relieved Chen and struggled. Montero allowed 3 runs on 3 hits and a walk in his inning pitched. Mitchell Miller allowed a hit walked 2 and struck out 3 in 1.1 scoreless innings pitched. Yunior Thibo then finished the night off, striking out 2 in 1.2 scoreless innings pitched.